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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Found Jessica Simpson Shrug Pattern on: August 09, 2005 12:46:08 PM
wow your awesome i have looked and looked for that stitch pattern. now i guess i'll have to get that book. is the book worth buying? cause i'm sure it would be violating the copyright to post it unfortunately.

I think it's a fantastic book for what it is--a book of stitch patterns.  You're not getting actual garment pattners here, but if you're looking to design your own patterns or just change up a pattern you already have, it's a wonderful resource. 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting in Class on: August 09, 2005 12:44:41 PM
One thing that was mentioned here by the anti-knitting in class side and never acknowledged is that one's knitting affects more than just the professor. Would you be willing to stop if it made somebody sitting next to you or even a couple of rows down uncomfortable or distracted? Even wood needles make some clicky noise. If somebody asked you to stop, or even just looked at you uncomfortably a bunch of times, would you be considerate? There's anywhere between 20 and 500 kids in a classroom depending on the school you go to and which class. Which ones are you making the class harder for?

As a recent college and law student, I completely agree with this.  I remember the woman in law school who sat one row below me and watched DVDs (with the sound off) on her laptop during class.  I can't begin to describe how distracting seeing a movie playing on her screen was for me!  But I felt uncomfortable asking her to stop.  Knitting would be the same way.  Some people will be distracted by your knitting and yet may not be comfortable asking you to stop.  While you may not appreciate the class or feel like you need to put a lot of effort into taking notes, your distracted classmates may need to give every ounce of their concentration to the professor's lectures in order to do well or even pass. 

Just consider that a class that is completely unimportant to you may be vitally important to someone else, and you may be interfering with that. 

And I would say the same thing to newspaper reading, loud eating, and other distracting activities that other people have mentioned.  I'd love to knit all the time, but it just isn't possible or polite.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How about this Anthropologie cardigan on: July 13, 2005 12:13:29 PM
Lothruin,

That's awesome!  I may have to swatch soon (even though I have a ton of other things I *should* finish first)!  I'm thinking of some Rowan All Seasons Cotton, a nice worsted weight. 
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How about this Anthropologie cardigan on: July 13, 2005 08:54:40 AM
Lothruin,

If you work out the stitch pattern, I hope you plan on posting it!  Smiley 

Here's the leaf pattern from that IK yoga blanket, and it does look similar.  www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_ knits/pdf_files/EyePillow.pdf

Edited: Apparently, that link doesn't work.  So strange. 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mini Ruffles on: June 14, 2005 11:41:53 AM
Man, I know what you mean about giving up early!  I started it a couple of months ago on a whim, and I picked it back up again a week or so ago and am finally on the second ball of yarn!  It takes a long time and just doesn't seem like you're making a lot of progress, with all the short rows.  I'm determined to persevere, though!  But I DO like your adjustments.  Hmmm...just what I need--another excuse to stop knitting this thing!   Wink
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interweave Spring 2005: A Good Bias??? on: June 09, 2005 02:37:08 PM
Actually, it's sage green!  But it DOES look gray in the photo.  I think it's the lousy lighting.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interweave Spring 2005: A Good Bias??? on: June 09, 2005 01:09:46 PM
I made it, too, and didn't have any problems with stitch counts.  The advice emling gave is good; you may find you don't need as many stitch markers when you get into the pattern, but they're really helpful at the beginning! 

And, because I'm shameless, here are pics of my shrug!   Grin



8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a baby cardigan pattern on: May 18, 2005 10:34:24 AM
There's also Haiku, at www.knitty.com, which can be done at any gauge.  It's in garter stitch with box stitch details, but it can also be done in seed stitch.  It's easy and quick, and it looks very nice when finished. 
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting at school on: May 09, 2005 10:59:16 AM
Okay, here's my two cents. 

First, you need to look at your school's handbook/policies.  If there's nothing in there that says either knitting needles may be confiscated or something like "any item deemed to be a weapon by officials" may be confiscated, then argue.  I'd argue anyway, since you'd been seen by school officials (teachers) knitting in the past.  Get some teachers on your side; even if you can't knit in class any more, at least you may be able to reverse the suspension.  Take it as high as you can--principal, school board, etc. 

Second, on the general topic of knitting in class.  Personally, I think it's rude and disrespectful.  At the very least, you should ask a teacher before just whipping out your knitting and taking off.   But put yourself in the teacher's shoes for a minute.  Think about how other people react to your knitting--do they watch you or ask you about it?  Do you *look* like you're paying attention?  Are other students not paying attention because they perceive you aren't?  It's really difficult to get in front of a group of people every day and try to teach them something.  It's even worse when it appears that some of the students aren't paying the least bit of attention to you.  Bottom line, to me it doesn't matter if you're still paying attention or not.  Unless you get specific permission from a teacher, don't do it.  And if a teacher ever asks you not to knit, don't do it.  Their jobs are not easy. 
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need knit sweater pattern suggestions for girls with boobs on: April 25, 2005 11:23:15 AM
Many patterns will work; I'd go fairly simple rather than complicated, though, especially around the bust line.  White Lies Designs is awesome, but you said you weren't crazy about the patterns. 

The best thing to do is to learn how to use short row shaping.  There's a good article here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html.  Seriously, you could modify almost any pattern with short rows.  It's a great technique! 
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